In my post from yesterday some of you spotted the sausage in front of the window. It's a draught stopper. Come fall I make sure all windows have the draught excluders in working order but in addition to that I've added these stoppers in the windows where Mini and Bonus like to lie. Mini and Bonus's favorite window spots are the dresser in these photos where they can look out onto the street with warm air from the radiator heating the sheepskins they lie on and the window sill in Wille's room where they have a cosy fleece blanket hidden behind a screen.
I sewed these long sausages the width of the windows. I cut about 11 cm /4 1/2" wide strips out of off-white velvet, folded lengthwise and sewed them together inside out leaving one end open, turned right side out, filled with dry yellow peas and stitched the end to close.
The last photo was taken tonight in the dark. I wasn't able to take the whole thing in situ in daylight as Mini was occupying her spot in that space… Kittie's come first in this household…
Oh, I had a question from Barb in the comments yesterday regarding cat hair and thought I'd answer it here right away. Our cats shed from just about now until late summer and then not much at all the rest of the year. As they start shedding I brush them as often as I can (which they looooove). I vacuum the house thoroughly once a week including the upholstery (even when they are not shedding). If they've been lying in a spot for a long time I'll use a garment brush to get the hair off that spot. Another way of removing pet hair from upholstery is to put rubber gloves on and stroke the hair off.